Category: News & Current Events

Progressive Party Joins Occupy on Longview Strike

by Barbara G. Ellis By a unanimous vote of its executive board last Tuesday the Oregon Progressive Party became the only political party so far to join the Occupy movement in condemning the upcoming use of U.S. Coast Guard ships and helicopters as an armed scab force. The federal action is designed to protect a…

UPDATED: EGT to Potentially Settle Contract with ILWU

by Adam Rothstein UPDATE:Occupy the EGT has put out a press release, acknowledging the possibility of a settlement. According to the statement, “Anonymous sources indicate that President McElrath [of the ILWU] has negotiated a tentative agreement, which states that no work at the terminal in Longview will be performed until a labor agreement is reached.”…

Justin James Rides Again

  By Sarah Gallegos Monday, January 16, 2012 marked the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., but there was even more to celebrate.  Occupiers turned out to the Alberta Rose Theatre at 3000 NE Alberta St. in Portland to join Justin Bridges–who most of you may remember from when he was brutally and callously beaten…

Photo Essay: Occupy Congress

by Daniel Jackson January 17th marked the first session of Congress for the 2012 year. With the presidential elections in the fall and a declining economy, people from all different backgrounds came together to protest lawmakers and corporations who are responsible for the current economic depression of the country. People around the world have woken…

Occupy the Courts: An Occupier’s Excursion

By Robin Ryan It hit me like it always does as I catch my first glimpse of the gathering, that proud smile I can’t help but wear in honor of those couple hundred people who braved the water logged and drippy day to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the deities of judicial governance. Two years ago,…

February 1 – Occupy the Legislature in Salem, OR

by Alex Pio Occupy Portland along with Occupations from across the State of Oregon are planning to converge in Salem for the opening of the 2012 Oregon Legislative Session on February 1, 2012.  The coalition of occupation movements will work together to expose corporate influence, protest the austerity budget and advocate for initiatives favorable to…

Portland City Council Passes Historic Resolution

By Marniepdx On January 12, 2012 the Portland City Council adopted an historic resolution supporting an amendment to the US Constitution affirming that corporations are not people and money is not speech. The resolution was supported by the Occupy Portland Solutions Committee, that organized a major outreach campaign to strengthen the resolution’s language before the…

Occupy Congress: Why Congress?

by Adam Rothstein Why Congress? Why would a movement that has found its strength in direct democracy sudden show up on Congress’ door step? Why would people, finding their voices in their own communities after never having heard it before through the national media and political structure, suddenly come to the United States’ capital city?…